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  • Vancouver and London pay attention to Korean queer film
  • Oct 02, 2012
  • Love calls from foreign film festivals to queer melodrama White Night 

    White Night directed by LEESONG Hee-il, who once caught attention with No Regret, has been invited to the Vancouver International Film Festival and the London Korean Film Festival. 6 years after he proved the possibility of Korean style queer film with No Regret, he made a new film White Night, which will be screened at the Dragons and Tigers section of the 13th Vancouver Film Festival (September 27th ~ October 2nd) and the 7th London Korean Film Festival (November 2nd ~ 23rd).
    At the Vancouver International Film Festival, HONG Sangsoo and LEE Chang-dong each won a Dragons and Tigers award with The Day A Pig Fell Into A Well in 1996 and with Green Fish in 1997 respectively. In 2002, a queer film Road Movie starring HWANG Jung-min and JUNG Chan was invited to the same section, so White Night is expected to create a lot of news. The London Korean Film Festival, which has introduced numerous Korean films to Europe, will screen the Korean style queer film this year.
    White Night is based on a real incident, so-called ‘Violence to Random Targets’ case, that happened at Jongno in 2011. Won-gyu, who has been victimized by ruthless violence only because he is gay, one day gets to know a dispatch rider through online chatting and spends a night with him. WON Tae-hui, who was nominated for Best Actor’s award at the Moscow International Film Festival as the leading actor of Fire in Hell, acts as Won-gyu. White Night will be released at theaters in thie November.
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